In case you missed it, WordPress’ 5.2 update last year actually came with a significant new metric for measuring your website’s stability or quality. It’s called the site health score and you can use it as a way to find out whether your website should be functioning properly. It will give each and every WordPress website a rating from 0 percent up to 100 percent.[Read more…]
Setting up and hosting a website isn’t the only thing you need to deliver site content to your audience and ensure a positive user experience.
A content delivery network (CDN) is another important tool that can improve how your site visitors access your content in a quick and secure way.
As a blogger, security is a big deal. Hopefully, you’ve purchased hosting through a reputable provider that keeps their servers safe and their data centers physically secure. If you aren’t sure, it’s not too late to research the features offered by hosting providers and move to a new host if needed.
If you’re like most bloggers, regardless of your content, you’re using a popular CMS for your blog like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal. These CMS installations require attention to detail where security is concerned. WordPress security is more vulnerable in the cPanel environment where 1-click installations are created, but there are ways to lock it down. [Read more…]
If there is one thing that Americans can agree on, regardless of age, race, political affiliation or their views on whether or not meat really is, in fact, murder, it’s this: privacy is important and we do not want the government snooping through our business or our social media feeds….at least, not until someone drops the word “terrorism” into the conversation. Then suddenly a massive number of analysts immediately change their position to “well yeah, we need to know what those people are doing, for the safety of our kids!” [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Rachel Gillevet, the technical writer for WiredTree, a leader in fully managed dedicated and vps hosting. Follow Rachel and WiredTree on Twitter, @wiredtree, Like them on Facebook and check out more of their articles on their web hosting blog, http://www.wiredtree.com/blog.
It’s the Internet version of petty vandalism – a hacker cracks into your site and wreaks havoc, defacing it beyond recognition. How can you protect yourself?
It’s the online equivalent of throwing a brick through a window or covering a wall with crude graffiti. Out of either boredom, malice, or spite, a hacker cracks into a website, at which point they go absolutely wild. They delete pages, replace images and copy, and generally just destroy every last shred of the original site.
In a world where their website is usually the first impression a brand makes on the end user, this can be almost catastrophic, resulting in a ton of lost revenue.
Thankfully, it’s fairly simple to prevent all but the most expert of attacks, provided you know what you’re doing. Truth be told, it’s all a matter of due diligence. So long as you take the necessary steps to protect your website, you should be fine. [Read more…]
Cyber attacks became a little bit more personal in 2014.
That’s one of the feelings people may get upon reading SingleHop‘s blog post about data breaches from last year.
If you’re an employee of Sony, iCloud, Goldman Sachs, or any of these companies whose securities were breached by hackers, another prominent impression would be anger.
Hackers slipping through the security cracks and stealing sensitive information from employees and subscribers is frustrating, to say the least.
Worse, these cyber attacks have instilled a feeling of fear to people.
No one is safe from data breaches, despite the processes that ensure the alleged safety of information entered online.
The question now remains: what should you do?
As a site owner, should you stop asking for personal information from users to keep yourself from being a target by hackers?
Before doing anything rash, follow the tips below to secure the personal information of your online customers.